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    Lost Nova t4 Password

    If the user name and password have been lost to log into Nova T4 with access rights to be able to allocate permissions to another user.............Is there a way around this?

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    @sarah09:

    I think there is a default password but you will probably have to get in touch with your LA for this.

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    Resolved - I found it
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    Last edited by ChrisH; 13th July 2009 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Safer ;-

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    I know - why don't you publish the Nova-T deafult administrator username & password on this site for everyone to see. Should help those idle students currently browsing the network looking for something mischievous to do...

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    Agreed a blonde moment and i didn't think....but I'd be more worried that your kids could get access to the Nova module in the first place :P

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    They can't, under normal circumstances but, with some of our dumb teachers, abnormal circumstances occur more often than I'd like.

    To be honest the default un/pw combination should always be changed (it is here) but I know for a fact that it isn't in many schools - some would argue that those schools then get what they deserve if someone hacks their system. But then that would include yours since you successfully used the default just now...

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    @timzim
    I would be amazed if a pupil was able to change your SIMS\Nova-T timetable. Firstly you should have the default password, next pupils shouldn't have access to the admin network, nor allowed on staff machines. So far, I can see how this can be 'ignored' but the most important part, is wtf is a teacher doing with Nova access? Even on the most silly SIMS systems, where staff have Nova access, it's read only! The timetable should be the only one to submit any changes and there machine should be in some nice darken corner of the school far away from everyone, it's more for the sanity of the timetabler rather then security.

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    All your points are valid and I totally agree with every one of them but i'm not arguing for the sake of my own network but for those where they're doing things wrong. The keyword in your post is "should" but we all know there are still schools in which things are not done properly. And in my view posting admin usernames/passwords on a public forum, for whatever reason, is also not the way things should be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    wtf is a teacher doing with Nova access? ... The timetable should be the only one to submit any changes.
    Um.. because in many schools the timetabler is a teacher.

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    @NickJones:

    absolutely right

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    I think we're getting a bit silly here. I've never heard of a pupil submitting a new timetable. My point was Nick, that there would only be 1 person we the correct access rights to submit the timetable, I hope they wouldn't teach, however the do often take a few classes. They should, I hope, be able to keep pupils off there laptop. Having the default password is no different to leaving your machine logged in unattend.

    The arguement about having the default user\pass on the here, I see the point, but I can pick up the manual complete with the user\pass from Google easy enough and that includes a guide of how to use it.

    I think it's a bit harsh that your jumping on sarah, security is a balance, if you wanted a truely secure network, unplug the network cable, or better yet, the power cable.

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    As this post started with a lost T4 password it seems strange that the discussion should move on to students changing the timetable. All students know that you now use T6 for timetabling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy69 View Post
    As this post started with a lost T4 password it seems strange that the
    discussion should move on to students changing the timetable. All students know that you now use
    T6 for timetabling!
    +1

    T is for Timetabling

    Maybe Capita should hire them to help support Nova-T

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